|Gp Capt||Robert Arnold Weir 3881 F(P)||Unit : No.123 (Ad-Hoc) Squadron||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 72|
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During the Indo-Pakistan conflict in December, 1971, Group Captain Robert Arnold Weir in command of an operational Squadron in the Western Sector. He carried out a large number of operational missions in Poonch area flying at heights of 30-50 feet above ground level fully knowing that aircraft was vulnerable to even small arms fire and also that escape by parachute or force landing in the event of damage to aircraft was not possible. Between the 8th and 11th December, 1971, he engaged and destroyed a large number of enemy gun positions in the face of heavy ground opposition. In addition he carried out numerous other missions in support of our ground forces inflicting heavy damage on enemy positions and undertook recce missions for the location of infiltrators in the area.
Throughout the operations, Group Captain Robert Arnold Weir displayed professional skill and leadership of a high order.
|Reference:||Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.75 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972|